ALPE-ADRIA VHF CONTEST RULES
DATE AND TIME:
Sunday in the first full weekend in August from 07.00 – 15.00 UTC
BAND AND MODES:
Band: 2 m /144.025 – 144.400 MHz
Modes: CW (A1), SSB (J3E)
Recommendation for CQ calling: QRP stations: 144.350 MHz and up
QRO stations: 144.350 MHz and down
Section A: fixed and portable stations (at licensed address) / licensed PWR
Section B: CW stations regardless the location / licensed PWR
Section C: fixed and portable stations /max. PWR : 50W OUTPUT
Section D: portable stations /max. PWR : 5W OUTPUT / location above 1600m A.S.L.
MULTIPLIERS: x 1 (1 point/km)
The organizers of AA contest are Austria (ÖVSV), Croatia (HRS), Italy (ARI) and Slovenia (ZRS) as follows:
2018 – ZRS (S5)
2019 – ÖVSV (OE)
2020 – HRS (9A)
2021 – ARI (I)
ENTRIES OF LOGS
Participants, citizens in one of the four organizer countries must send their logs to their national contest managers. Others can send their contest logs to any e-mail addresses listed below or the logs can be uploaded to the S5 VHF contest robot http://slovhf.net/vhfmanager/index.php . All logs must be in EDI format and must be send 8 days (second Monday) from contest date.
National contest managers are obligated to send all received logs to the organizer. The death time of sending the logs is 30. September for AA VHF and AA UHF/SHF contest
The e-mail addresses of organizers are:
AUSTRIA:oe8fnk at oevsv.at
CROATIA: alpeadria at hamradio.hr
ITALY: alpeadria at ariudine.it
SLOVENIA: vhfctest at hamradio.si
The organizer is obligated to publish the general results to the end of the year. Before publishing the results the organizer is obligated to coordinate them with the national contest managers.
JUDGING OF ENTRIES
To judging of entries the general rules for IARU REGION 1 VHF/UHF/SHF contests are in force.
The organizer of AA contest will award a prize to the first 5 entries of each section – international results (place 1-3 plaque and place 4 – 5 certificate) and general classification. If there are less than 10 participants in a section then the organizer will award just the winner with the plaque. Young contester (age under 25) with the best score in Sections VHF(A,B,C,D) will be awarded. Participation in Young overlay category must be indicated in EDI log as shown (EDI file designator PClub=YOUNG)
AA Contest Committee/October 2017